Whole Orange and Almond Loaf
This naturally sweetened loaf is a wonderfully moist and satisfying treat that utilises nutrient-rich ingredients of almonds, eggs and whole orange. In fact, this recipe is waste free! By using the whole orange in this recipe you add bonus nutrients into your loaf as well as minimal waste.
Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 180C.
In a high powered blender or food processor combine chopped whole orange, eggs and dates and blend at high speed until pureed.
In a mixing bowl, combine orange puree with almond meal, flaked almonds, baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla powder.
Pour mixture into a lined small loaf tin or cake tin.
Sprinkle extra flaked almonds on top. Cover loosely with baking paper to prevent almonds from burning. Remove after 1/2 way of cooking time.
Bake in oven for 40 - 45 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden on top. Test with a skewer; the skewer will come out clean when cooked through.